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president obama's cabinet. >> the leadership changes that could spark a big >> happening now, president obama is announcing leadership changes in his cabinet. some are already proving to be controversial. our reporter is live in the newsroom with the latest. >> the last hour, president obama announced the nomination for two very important cabinet positions. republican chuck hagel for secretary of against and john brennan for director of the c.i.a. both picks are criticized by both parties. decorated vietnam veteran and former nebraska senator hagel has made comments not forgotten and could lead to tough questioning and a long confirmation process. back in 2010 he called the troop surge in iraq a "mistake," drawing criticism great his party. today, president obama stands by his decision saying "chuck hagel is the leader our troops deserve identity noting the involvement with the v.a. and uso he would be the first of enlisted rank to serve as secretary of defense. one of the few secretary whose have been wounded in war. and the first vietnam veteran to lead the department. as i saw during
in the air worry that thousands of people would turn out to be why no one was in danger. >>> president obama is likely to announce the nomination for defense secretary tomorrow. the likely choice is the senator chuck hadle why there should be a fire storm during the confirmation hearing. >>> and the storm will be rolling through the bay area earlier this morning. radar and in search of rain now. we'llty you the tell when you need the umbrella when we continue on the cw. for ,, ,,,,,,,, created what appeared to be "ball of fire" in the area. and it left a lot of people nd wondering what >>> a methane gas burn off at lax, what appeared to be a ball of fire in the bay area leaving a lot of people nervous, wondering what's going on. a large plume of smoke and flames could be seen shooting 100 feet up in the air. some people thought that the plane had crashed. >> and you could feel the earth move underneath you. you could feel the intensity of the burning that was happening. >> all of a sudden like i heard the rumbling noise. and it was, i would say about two minutes, and then like an explosion h
. the package passed in the senate this afternoon and now needs to be signed by president obama. >> it's official, barack obama won the presidency in november. it happened just today, the final votes were counted. it's a constitutional formality, the electoral college votes were counted, 332 for president obama and 206 for governor romney. when it comes to the popular vote, we did learn history was made today. president obama won more than 50% of the total vote, that marks the first time since president eisenhower was re-elected that the president has won more than half of the popular vote twice. >>> and take a look at this picture, it's of the historically large number of women in congress. but it's been doctored. san francisco congress woman nancy pelosi admitted to photoshoping four of the congress women, they were running late, and she defended saying it was a accurate historical record of who the democratic women of congress were. they were late so they added the fo four later. >> they do that. they have the technology to do that and jeff has the technology to forecast the weather
. the billjust signed by president obama was cosponsored by palo alto representative. it directs the cancer institute to focus on early detection of the deadly deadliest cancers. . >> new at 6:00, president obama will be toasting his inauguration with with a flute of bay area bubbly. we went to the corrbell wine ri. >> at the wine ri, happy days are here again. . >> it's very exciting. >> it's an honor because the champagne selected to flow at the upcoming inauguration luncheon is from so gnome ma county -- sonoma county. ninety bottles were shipped before christmas and are ready for popping after the ceremony. thechampagne is a 2008 vintage. >> it is very traditional and is just a really dry style of california champagne. >> this will be the eighth inauguration in a row for them againing with with ronald reagan's second one. >> we went to the innaug ral committee and talked about our history and asked if we could be a part of this luncheon and they granted it. it's not a given. we definitely have to go back and present our product. we'revery proud that each time they have selected
at 11:00, the bay area schools to ouch what. and the big week ahead for president obama and why replacing some of his cabinet members could be a huge undertaking. plus it was supposed to be a flash mob, instead turned into chaos. the mall brawl that has become a worldwide warning. and later a new flu epidemic. the earliest and >>> president obama will return to work at the white house in the morning. the president faces a long to do list as he gets ready to start his second term. that work includes replacing two key members of his cabinet. abc news reporter chuck sievertson has more. jay for president obama the vacation is over. mr. obama returns from hawaii to a climate that is chilly in more ways than one. he reportedly has chosen the republican senator chuck heigle to replace leon panetta as secretary of defense. hiegle would be a controversial pick. he advocates negotiating with iran and some question how strongly he supports israel. one pro israel group is already running an ad against heigle. >> for secretary of defense, chuck heigl se not a responsible option. >> even the
and the timeline president obama is urging to get new gun legislation into law. >> one of the newest city council members in oakland wants do use a controversial police tactic to get guns off the street. gallo says he supports strategies that include stop and frisk. police have the authority to stop and frisk someone if they have suspicion the person is breaking the law or armed. opponents say officers take the practice too far and a judge rules similar program in new york city was unconstitutional. >> candlelight vigil is planned outside st. francis hospital for a young mother set on fire, starr lamare. she will be in the hospital for severe burns for the face and throat. the boyfriend set her on fire and remains in the san francisco county jail facing charges of arson and attempted murder. >> we have traffic and weather together next on abc7 news. the san mateo bridge shows track looking to be heavier now but still flowing. it is not foggy this morning but it could get wet today. certainly we have the cold air coming in and mike nicco will have the forecast and the commute is next. >> the landm
of the federal "defense of marriage act." the rulings are expected sometime in june. >>> president obama says it's in the nation's interests for congress to promptly confirm his nominees for defense secretary and cia director but as susan mcginnis reports, get ready for another battle on capitol hill. >>> reporter: president obama announced his picks for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to get moving quickly on this. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is the nominee for secretary of defense. a former enlisted man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personally to america's troops. >> to this day, chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings
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of proposals to help reduce gun violence ready for president obama by tuesday. >> a surprising reoccurrence of suggestions. >> reporter: he is focused on the types of weapons. also, a ban of high capacity gun clips and closing the gun show loophole. they are looking for proposals and may try executive action. >> through executive action it is tough for the white house to make that much of a difference or not going to ban the sale of certain ammunition or weapons. >> reporter: promoters say attendance is up. the loophole allows unlicense sellers to sell bout a back ground check. president obama asked for the task force after the shooting in sandy hook elementary school shooting last month. >> nothing that has gone to the heart of the matter most than six-year-old kids riddled, not shot, riddled, riddled with bullet holes. >> reporter: vice president joe biden will meet with representatives of the video game industry on friday. >> after meeting with the vice president the nra released a statement. we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and h
safety organizations. we are live in washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. the obama administration does not want to lose momentum for new gun legislation. they think now is the time to act. the vice president is bringing together all the stakeholders at the white house this week. >> the white house is speeding up efforts for a consensus on new gun legislation. a task force on gun violence headed by vice president biden meets this week with people on both sides of the gun debate: victims groups and gun safety organizations today and the national rifle association and gun owner groups on thursday. >> it is not a problem that can be solved by any specific action but includes mental health issues, education, as well as access to guns. >> with the one month anniversary of the sandy hook elementary school approaching washington is facing pressure to take meanful action. former congressman gabrielle giffords who was badly injured two years ago is taking a prominent roam. she and her husband have launched an effort to push action on questions of mental health, high capacity
day of obama presidency. stay with ♪ [ female announcer ] no more paper coupons. no more paper lists. [ dog barking ] ♪ no more paper anything. safeway presents just for u. ♪ save more. save easier. saving more, starts now. just for u on the safeway app. >> man used hidden camera and computer spyware to stalk his ex girlfriend sentenced to 20 years in prison today. the boyfriend a graduate at uc berkeley terrorized her for months. here's reporter lee paint frer sacramento. >>reporter: jose sophisticated and relentless stalking of ex girl tend put him behind bars for the next 19 years. she requested her face not shown at sentencing. >> over two years i was able to be able to address the court and let them know how i feel in and how i saw things. >>reporter: he was a successful ivy league student. >> he has friends and family who know him at his best when he's succeeding n.our circumstances he was rejected and he wasn't in control of the situation. and that's what made him the manipulative, deceptive and scary individual that he was. >>reporter: the victim says he started st
our freedoms are at stake and our constitutional rights are at stake. >> reporter: president obama has tasked vice president biden with delivering new proposals to curb gun violence. this week he is getting input from victim groups and gun owners. a national rifle association representative will be at thursday's meeting. the vice president will also sit down with representatives from the videogame industry. the president has also asked the task force to look into ways to improve mental health. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> meanwhile, in newtown, connecticut, local businesses are getting a $500,000 grant from the state. it's supposed to make up for lost business after the school shooting last month. road closings and crowds paying their respects at the memorials shut down as many as 16 businesses around town for almost two weeks after a gunman killed 20 students and six educators at sandy hook elementary school. >>> heart-wrenching 911 calls from the colorado movie theater massacre were played at a preliminary hearing for suspect
. >>> vice president biden who is heading up president obama's course on gun violence met with the nra. >> the national rifle association calling that meeting "disappointing. >> we are not going to agree on the gun questions. >>> it's like can't be real. >> another school shooting in taft california. 16-year-old student shot and wounded a classmate. >> police say hero teachers stopped a teenager from surhooting more shots. >> i wasn't surprised he had a hit list last year. >>> travel conditions in the midwest will be dangerous if not impossible because of snow. >>> kate middleton attended the unveiling of the first official portrait as the duchess of cambridge. it looks all right to us. >>> a nearly ten-foot-long python flew from australia to new guinea not inside but riding on the wings. >>> yeah! >> despite being snubbed at the oscar nominations ben affleck took home best directors of the critics choice awards. >> i would like to thank the academy. >> jack assures me is he going to work to make at least one letter legible in order not to debase our currency. >> rep
. the sheriff released this photo of the pot right there which filled dozens of bags. >> president obama makes his pick for treasury secretary and why the nominee is promising to work on his penmanship. >> a concern about this year's flu season: could the nation be running out of flu stop. >> and this pod of whales has been trapped by ice in >> public health officials are concerned about the nation's supply of flu vaccine with the worse problem in a decade. more than 128 million of the supply have been used and 29 states report higher-than-normal cases and health officials are concerned because we are just now entering the height of the flu season. the early onset and severe strain or reasons for the difficult season affecting the nation. >> governor brown has declared an end to california's budget deficit. he has the state budget proposal an hour ago. the big winner in the budget plan is public education which will get more than $2.5 billion extra to fund k-12 and community college education. the uc and csu systems get an additional $250 million each. it calls for change to the program that t
obama says he's willing to consider spending cuts separately, but will not bargain over the government's bargaining authorities. >>> so syria now, where the president outlined a road map for peace today, as fighting in the country continued. the u.n. says more than 60,000 people have been killed since the crisis began march 2011. stephanie gosk has more. >> syrian president bashar al assad addressed his country for the first time since june. he's very rarely seen in public. he was greeted by a packed and boifterrous oust tore yum. he blamed the crisis in syria on terrorists, including al qaeda and the countries that continue to fund them. there was little to no mention of the syrians themselves and have picked up arms against the government. assad also proposed a new political initiative that would include a new government a new constitution, and amnesty. he said he would not go forward until the foreign funding of the rebels came to an ened. the european union responded quickly and said, no political solution could move forward until assad himself stepped down. the syrian president ma
. and president obama just a minute ago nominated jack lew as treasury secretary. we'll take a look at both issues coming up in business. [ male announcer ] pillsbury grands biscuits. delicious. but say i press a few out flat... add some beef sloppy joe sauce... and cheese fold it all up and boom! i just made an unbeatable unsloppy joe pillsbury grands biscuits. let the making begin. that's been wrapped in a flaky crust stuffed with a gooey center toasted up all golden brown then given a delicious design? a toaster strudel. pillsbury toaster strudel. so delicious...so fun. >>> nominations for the 85th annual academy awards announced this morning in beverly hills. >> hosts seth macfarlane and emma stone announced the nominees. "lincoln" was the clear winner, receiving 12 nominations, including best picture, best director and best actor, nods for daniel day lewis, sally fields and tommy lee jones. >> "life of pi" came away with 11 nominations. >> here's a complete list of the nominees for best picture. beast of the southern wild, zero dark thirty, lincoln, life of pi, amore, the silver linings playb
in the 2010 disaster. >>> president obama is expected to nominate his white house chief of staff as the next u.s. treasury secretary. jack lew has extensive public and private sector experience including budget director for presidents obama and bill clinton. he's also known for his thorough knowledge of the federal budget. an announcement is possible before the end of the week. >>> stip college of san francisco is hoping for a deadline extension to maintain its accreditation. the school has until march 15th to come up with a plan to fix financial problems. but officials say there are some issues that will require more time to work through. the school has already made several changes, including the hiring of more experienced leaders and improving its budget management. >>> today, san jose planners will decide if the location of a newly approved charter school plan fits with city goals. council members gave their approval yesterday for the rocket ship education charter element school on lick avenue. it would also provide a park and a playground for the area. some residents are opposed to the pla
area. tonight, her advice for president obama as the debt ceiling looms overhead. >>> a and the rain has moved on but now clearing skies leading to chilly temperatures around the bay area right now. already down to 34 degrees. the thing that will slow your morning commute, likely to be fog down to a quarter mile in spots. coming up in a forecast, both warm and cold for the bay area. the details coming up when we come right back. >>> another budget battle is shaping up in washington. this one over rizing the debt ceiling. republicans will not agree on taking on more debt without cuts on medicare, medicaid, and other social services. >> i think tax reform ought to be revenue neutral as it was back in the reagan years. we resolved that issue. with don't have this problem because we tax too little. we have it because we spend way, way too much. we settle the tax issue. the question is now can we address the single biggest threat to america's future. that's our excessive spending. >> some say this stand-up could be worse than the fiscal cliff fight. house minority leader nancy pelosi says
obama named former senator chuck hagel out of nebraska for his pick for secretary of defense. the announcement marking one of two potential controversial nominations by the president this afternoon. danielle leigh is in washington and has the latest. >> reporter: president obama officially launched a fight with his pick for secretary of defense, former nebraska senator, chuck hagel. >> willingness to speak his mind, even if it wasn't popular, even if it defied the conventional wisdom. that's exactly the spirit i want on my national security teen. >> reporter: the republican is known as an independent thinker. >> certainly a thorn in the side of political opponents of the president. >> reporter: now haigle is facing criticism from his former republican colleague norse criticizing you the war in iraq, opposing unilateral sanctions against iran and making comments seen by some as anti-israel. gay rights advocates are also critical. 14 years ago, hagel called the u.s. ambassador nominee openly aggressively game he has since apologized. >> dangerous to roll the dice on this issue
an obscure and relatively unused law enforced from now on. >>> and president obama's taking a time-out today to watch a little tv. why he might recognize what he's seeing on the screen. >>> feeding birds and squirrels out in the open in san francisco could soon cost you. bay area animal watchdog groups want city leaders to strongly enforce its law banning that practice. currently anyone caught feeding wild animals in san francisco faces a $187 fine, but activists say it's rarely enforced. it says feeding wild animals could spur a population explosion or lead to aggressive behavior toward people. the city is addressing the issue by launching an educational campaign. >>> all right. my favorite story of the day. he's not a lion, but he certainly looks like one. one virginia dog triggered 911 calls while out on a walk. take a look. this is charles the monarch. he's a labradoodle with an interesting cut. recently police in norfolk, virginia, responded to calls about a lion on the loose. the local paper says officers even called the local zoo to make sure everything was okay. it was. it turned out
who is an affordable housing advocate. >>> in just a few hours, president barack obama will announce he is nominating defense augustel and why some members are now opposed to his nomination. >>> at the same time, the president will nominate the new homeland security to secretary of state. he considered nominating him four years ago but he was criticized after being accused of controversial interrogation techniques. >>> they will meet wednesday on the new labor deal which will end the 113 day lock out. a new deal has to be ratified and after a 16 hour negotiating session an agreement had been reached. that was welcomed news for bars and restaurant near the hp pavilion who says they have been suffering without the san jose sharks. >> it will be less than what it should be but we will take something over nothing. >> they sent out a memo saying january 19th was the best date. but if we move quickly it could happen january 15thth. to talk more about the possible lock out, go to our website www.ktvu.com and click on the lock out tab. >>> 6:08 is the time, businesses included, they are welc
. >>> later today, president barack obama is expected to nominate the next secretary of defense and as campbell reports, he is not fully supported by even his own party. carla? >> reporter: officials say president barack obama will nominate chuck hagel as the next secretary of defense. hagel will be the first not mated for the post an is considered a good addition to the president's cabinet. there is still bits of shrapnel in his chest and headed an investment banking firm. he was elected to the senate and retired in 2009. mitch mcconnel told us what is expected. >> to have a full understanding and close relationship with our israeli allies and the importance of having a robust military. >> reporter: but some say hagel does not fit the bill and we will have more ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> elliot spitzer will not continue with his show now that the show has been sold to al jazeer. he is with al gore, not with al jazeer. he purchased the television show for 500 bucks and the governor is also giving up the show he has been doing on current television. >>> they are letting you
. president barack obama says he wants quick action on new gun control legislation. in the wake of the school shooting in newtown connecticut they pushed every armed guard. the n ra is willing to put up a fight and says the president can act for approval without congress. >> the president will take executive action to be taken and we have not decided what that is yet and we are complying with the attorney general... >> and that right there has a lot of gun lobbiests fired up and i will tell you more when i see you next. kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> they will reexamine safety procedures after what happened in connecticut. they are looking into an adult school to come up with a violent pattern. >>> there was a scare in los angeles after gunfire. the reason police were able to move in quickly and make an arrest. >>> new this morning, military jets may fly through skies for an exercise. it is set to take place in sonoma county and you may see f- 16 fighter jets and that's planned between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. >> thanks for the head's up. >> sal, do you have any head's up arou
of the federal "defense of marriage act." the rulings are expected sometime in june. >>> president obama is urging congress to act quickly and confirm his nominees for defense secretary and cia director but cbs news reporter susan mcginnis says another capitol hill battle seems to be looming. >>> reporter: president obama announced his pick for the next heads of the pentagon and the cia. now they need congressional approval before they can get to work. >> we need to move quickly. >> reporter: senator chuck hagel is the nominee for secretary of defense. a former n listed man and vietnam vet, the president says hagel can relate personally to america's troops. >> to this day chuck bears the scars and the shrapnel from battles he fought in our name. >> reporter: but winning confirmation won't be easy. some of hagel's former senate colleagues call him hostile toward israel and soft on iran. >> i'm waiting for an explanation. i want him to make the case as to why he should be the secretary of defense. >> reporter: confirmation hearings here on capitol hill
in promise from president obama to take concrete action to prevent a repeat tragedy. >> but big political obstacles remain. athena jones at the details from washington. >> members of congress in both chambers are taking aim at guns. >> this is a fight that the american people will have to stand up for. >> california democratic senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce a bill to ban more than 100 assault weapons. >> another senate bill will then high-capacity magazines. among a dozen gun bills introduced on day one in the house background checks for all firearm sales should be recorded. >> to build some republican congressmen would allow more guns around schools. >> the only thing that stops a bad guy with the gun is a good guy with a gun. >> there are better than 32 gun murders every day. gun- control groups keep pressing for action. >> if you are talking about maybe banning high capacity ammunition magazines that might be possible. >> the nra is the big issue but i would not nestle s.a. is on the republican side onl is on thnot say it is on the republican side only. some democrats are
will be available and we are sure they will go quick. >> present obama plans to name former republican senator to cable as his nominee to become defense secretary to replace outgoing director leon panetta. some lawmakers are voicing opposition to his nomination. republican senator lindsay gramm expressing concern about hegel's past positions. the decorated war hero but a party line by opposing its research and i rock. they will have to overcome local opposition from pro-israel league groups who object to is that if i run and hamas. he also face opposition from gay-rights groups from a comment he made in 1998 for a disparaging then president bill clinton's nominee for u.s. ambassador to luxembourg was openly gay. present obama will be nominating john brennan for the director of the cia to replace david petraeus to resign are with the scandal regarding his affair. britons are than the cia for 25 years where he currently serves as the president's top counter-terrorism adviser. president obama consider britain for the top c.i.a. job and 2008 the british withdrew his name amid questions about his c
be and lin net gibson -- lynnette gibson. >>> three hours from now, president obama will nominate former republican senator chuck hagel as defense secretary. coming up at 7:15, why members of hagel's own party say they are against his nomination. >>> at the same white house event this morning, president obama will nominate john brennan as the new cia director. he's currently the counterterrorism and homeland security adviser. he's also a 25-year cia veteran. president obama considered nominating brennan for the job four years but brennan withdrew his name after being criticized during the bush administration. >>> 49ers fans are ready. in a couple of hours tickets go on sale for saturday's big playoff games against the green bay packers. but knows tickets will not be easy to get. ryan flores is live in san francisco. any idea how many tickets are up for grabs, ryan? >> reporter: very few, dave. very few. that's the latest we're hearing from the team. if you are a 49ers' fan you are probably hoping this week goes by fast because you are looking forward to the game and it was messed to be a
barack obama is expected to round out his new national security team next week. washington insiders say that former republican senator shut hay- gel of nebraska is the front runner for the secretary of state the job. but the prospect has already drawn sharp criticism from a number of pro it is early and gay groups. meanwhile, acting cia director might go more rally is competing with counter-terrorism adviser john marin and to be the new spy chief. the president returns from his hole why eat family vacation on sunday and he is expected to announce some of his picks on monday. >> critics of arizona as a medical marijuana law thought it would cause " marijuana madness " among teams. but that did not happen. a new study shows that pot use by teenagers is actually declining in arizona since the law was passed in 2010. it is still, the overall average is down. most of the teens surveyed say that they got marijuana from their friends. about 12 percent said they got from someone with a medical marijuana card. >> the fda wants to make food safer, " before " it gets to your plate. possibly before
. back to you in just a bit. >>> as president obama returns to washington and to a new congress, some old familiar issues still have to be resolved. about an hour ago air force one landed at andrews air force base in maryland. the obamas returning from their rayian holiday which was interrupted by the fiscal cliff negotiations. president obama's weekly although address repeated that he will not negotiate raising the debt limit to raise bills congress has already racked up. you may recall last year that resulted in the nation's credit rating taking a dive. and the congressional debate over taxes versus spending is anything but over. >>> we are talking about looking at the tax code, putting everything on the table from the standpoint of closing loopholes. and we know that we can do that. special subsidies for big oil, for example, $38 billion right there. >> and meanwhile republican leaders coming off the fiscal cliff agreement feel the issue of taxation is now resolved and it's time to focus on reducing the federal deficit by spending less. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell made that
. the ayes have it. >> the package easily passed in the senate this afternoon. president obama is expect ed to sign it. northeast lawmakers have been furious at the length of time it's taken to approve funding. it's been over two months since that storm hit. >>> a symbol of strength and courage arrived in newtown, connecticut, today. gabrielle giffords and her husband, astronaut mark kelly, met with the victims' families this afternoon. 20 students and six staff members were killed at sandy hook elementary. next tuesday will be the second anniversary of the tucson shooting massacre which left giffords partially blind and paralyzed. it's official, barack obama is our next president. today congress officially counted the electoral college votes. president obama captured 332, more than the 270 needed to win. as for the popular vote, obama also won with that. 51% of the vote. mitt romney with 47%. jess? >> thank you very much, janelle. still ahead, turning the bridge into a work of art. how crews are adding hundreds of thousands of lights to the bay bridge and when you can expect to see the fin
. >>> president obama is expected to nominate chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. that announcement would happen as soon as tomorrow. hagel would replace current defense secretary leon panetta, of course lives down in monterey. he's represented the state of nebraska from 1997 until his retirement in 2009 and he may be facing an uphill battle during his confirmation hearings. some lawmakers say that i object to his views on iran and israel. gay rights organizations are concerned about disparaging comments he made about a gay former diplomate. >>> another battle looming on the nation's best. >> that sounds like deja vu all over again. president obama says raising the debt ceiling needs to be done in order to avoid a government default and he wants congress to solve that problem. but he says he's not going to be pulled into a debate about it this year. republicans, however, may want to fight. they may tie the debt ceiling to spending cuts if they haven't -- that they haven't gotten so far. they see it as an opening and going to happen at the end of february when the debt limit comes up
proposal by the end today, the anti task force is sitting down to work. joe biden is talking that obama is serious about addressing this. >> the president is going to act with executive orders. biden is expected to have a policy presentable by the end of the month. flu. >> in new york city, an investigation is underway after a high-speed ferry crashed into a dock. dozens of people were hurt after passengers on board or into walls by the impact of the crash. 11 of those people are suffering serious injuries tonight. a small part of the hull was ripped open following the crash. police say the crew members passed alcohol tests. we have a sneak peak at the newest vehicles just coming off production lines. at the silicon valley international auto show hundreds of new cars were being readied at the san jose convention center today. the car show opens tomorrow. guests will also be able to appreciate some of the more high end models. from aston martin, bentley, rolls royce and lamborgini. professional drivers will give you an off- road experience. and more then 80 vehicles will be available for
online sales. >>> president barack obama made two nominations for key cabinet posts. the president named chuck hagel as his nominee for secretary defines. -- secretary defense. some say the nominations are troublesome and hagel could even have trouble with members of his own party. but the president said he is ready for a tough confirmation fight in the senate. >> i hope the senate will act on these promptly and when it comes to national security, we don't like to leave a lot of gaps. >> if confirmed, brennan will replace leon panetta, the director of the cia and take over for general david petraeus who resigned over an extra marital affair. >>> secretary of state hillary rodham clinton resumed work today and received a football helmet to protect her from another head injury. she fell after becoming dihydrated and developed a concussion. >>> california lawmakers are back at the state capital hold be super majorities in both houses for the first time in 30 years. the legislature recessed for the holidays and the super majority means democrats can pass legislation without a single republic
recommendations from his meetings this week to president obama next tuesday. yesterday the vice president met with representatives from the entertainment industry and from gun owner groups. the president of the national rifle association says he left that meeting disappointed. >> they knew going into this meeting what the president's position on the so-called assault weapon ban is. it's the same position he's taken for years. the vice president said we do this with an open mind. at the meeting we said we have already made up our mind on that. >> the nra says it will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen. gun owners along with supporters of gun control packed a meeting in santa rosa. we'll tell you how their comments could influence gun policy legislation on capitol hill. >>> a former death row inmate accused of killing his own mother is due in court this afternoon. 70-year-old dennis has admitted to killing 90-year-old nelli turner in their vallejo home. he's a convicted killer first sentenced to death in 1966 for murdering two teenage girls but hi
the bill. >>> and the nominee is, president obama. announces his choice for secretary of defense. why his pick is met with fierce opposition. >> a beautiful red sky tonight. clouds increasing, and a glance sprinkles into the five-day forecast and a -- chance of sprinkles into the five-day forecast. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> president obama nominated chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even before the announcement critics went on the attack. the report from washington, d.c. on why the objections are coming from both sides. >> reporter: i am told this is where chuck hagel could have a confirmation hearing. he will also meet with individuals ahead of the hearing. president obama picked chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. he is a veteran who received two purple hearts. >> our troops see a decorated combat veteran of strength. >> reporter: served as a senator
everything they can to strip americans of their right to keep and bear arms. >> president obama will likely reveal new ideas to reduce gun violence next week. among them, may include a ban on assault weapons and a national gun database. >>> looks like california's budget nightmare may finally be over for a while. we have gone from a $25 billion deficit to a slight surplus. governor brown rolled out his spending proposal today. it includes a general fund of $97.7 billion. it features an increase in spending for education, transportation, even a rainy day fund. cbs 5 reporter grace lee joins us from the newsroom and explains how the proposal represents the beginning of this new era, we hope. grace. >>> reporter: we have been talking about the bad times for so long it really is a new era. this is a governor who repeatedly has talked about fiscal discipline, even when things are starting to look good for california this year. so his message today is that that deficit may be gone but we still have a wall of debt to pay back from the hard years. an
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more on the ongoing search coming up on "good morning america" at 7:00 this morning. >> president obama is back in washington, dc, this morning, after spending nine days vacationing in hawaii with the first family arriving back at white house yesterday. new numbers tallied by abc shows he played five rounds of golf on vacation. the president and first family spent two afternoons enjoying the beach. he spent an afternoon with his daughters and finally the president interrupted the vacation for six days to head back to negotiate the fiscal cliff talks in washington. >> playoff fever is gripping the bay area and this morning at 10:00, the nineers divisional playoff tickets are on sale through ticket master holding the green bay packer on saturday at 5:00 p.m. and the number of seats is limited so visit ticket exchange to try to find additional seats. more tickets could come available later because of returns. fat chance. those tickets are made only available through ticket master. >> i am setting my timer for 9:59. still ahead, the biggest event with everything high tech, what to expect ah
installed the most panels. president obama signed a bill designating pinnacles national monument as the newest national park. that opens the door for more visitors. california has nine national parks more than any other state. >> dan: let's talk about this cold weather. >> carolyn: it's really going to get cold, sandhya. >> time to turn up the heat. extra blanket on the bed. live picture it's going to get cold tonight. it is freezing and live picture from high definition roof camera. look at the bay bridge showing off the parking lead lights, beautiful display there and look at live doppler 7. showers are gone. the snow is long gone and clear skies we are expecting a chilly night. temperatures right now already in the 40s. oakland is only place where we're seeing 50 degree temperature. down to 42 in fairfield. freezing cold and cool afternoons into the weekend. dry and milder as we head into next week. here is a look at the lows. by morning you are going to need to bundle up. 33 degrees in san jose. 31 in fremont. 33 richmond, oakland 36, 34 in san jose and these are not the cold
makes a visit to the bay area. tonight her advice for president obama as the debt ceiling looms overhead. >>> also -- >> we drove several extra blocks that way to try to find parking. didn't have a meter. it's definitely a hardship. >> and it is day one of new parking rules in one bay area city, and drivers are already feeling very frustrated. we'll explain. >>> and see things switching up in the weather forecast right now too. right now clearing skies, 40s and some low 50s out there as the showers leave the bay area for now. the seven-day forecast is going to go on a roller coaster ride from warming to big-time cooling. we'll show you that when we come right back. (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because everyone deserves a lifetime. visit the3day.org to register or to request m
groups to discuss gun violence. the vice president will send his proposal to president obama on tuesday. it's expected to include a stronger background check system and a new ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines. the nra released a statement after today's meeting saying, quote, we were disappointed with how little this meeting had to do with keeping our children safe and how much it had to do with an agenda to attack the second amendment. >>> the congressional black caucus is calling on president obama so nominate oakland congresswoman barbara lee as the nation's next labor secretary. current secretary hilda solis announced yesterday she was leaving her position. the 66-year-old lee has been in congress since 1998. >>> don't be surprised if the bay bridge appears to be flashing tonight. testing is set to begin on the bay lights art project. more than 25,000 l.e.d. bulbs have been attached on the san francisco side of the bridge. crews will run the first expense test tonight. the goal is to make it look as though the bridge is moving and breathing with the environment arou
lawyer says. >> a lot of people talking about that. >>> plus, he's in hawaii now, but president obama is leaving paradise today, headed back to another paradise known as washington where some big fights are coming. ahead, we'll look at the battles the president will face in 2013 and what they mean for you. >>> plus, you've probably seen people sneezing, sniffling, and coughing all around you. the flu season is off to the strongest start in a decade. we'll tell you what you can do that might lower your risk of getting it. and speaking of staying healthy, i recently sat down with dr. mehmet oz to talk starting the year off by making resolutions you can actually keep. and you saw a little bit, he introduced me to the famous green drink. >> he's a big fan of that. >> doesn't look great. >> it tastes pretty good. >> we'll find out. >>> later, controversy surrounding the movie "zero dark thirty," about the raid that killed osama bin laden. lawmakers want to know if the cia misled the filmmakers about what really happened in the hunt for the terror leader. >>> we want to get started this mor
of the obama administration is stepping down. lay were secretary handed in her resignation saying she plans to return to california. soliz is expected to run for the los angeles board of supervisors. she's been one of the highest-ranking hispanics in the administration and applauded. >>> a law firm says it filed suit against several major financial institutions on behalf of california cities, counties and other public entities. the suit accuses barclays, ubs, bank of america and 19 other banks of manipulating interest rates that are set in london. it alleges that the manipulation costs the california entities billions of dloors, east bay mud, the county of san mateo and the city of richmond are among the plaintiffs in this suit: on wall street stuff bounced back from two days of losses. the dow industrial gained 61 points thanks in part to oo positive earnings report. nasdaq rose 14. >>> meantime america international group or aig has decided it will not join a lawsuit against the federal government other the 2008 bail out that saved the company. it would be like biting the hand that feeds
's nominee for u.s. ambassador to luxembourg was openly gay. president obama will be nominating john brennan for director of the cia to replace the david petraeus and resigned are the scandal regarding his affair. brennan reserve and the cia for 25 years and currently serves as the president's top counter-terrorism adviser. present all, consider britain for the top c.i.a. job in 2008 but britton withdrew his name and questions about his connection to a and i enhance interrogation techniques that it in the cia during the bush administration. >> a man is on the run this morning after police say he intentionally set a woman on fire and the baby district of sampras's go. police a 22 year-old dexter caliber and a victim were dating. the victim is being treated in the burn center at st. francis hospital. witnesses tell the sampras as the police said they heard a woman screaming on hollister avenue between third and jennings yesterday after numb. police say oliver approached her, through flammable liquid over her, and then set her body on fire. it's possible that after words our walk down the stree
that he was probably too troubled to fit in. >> president obama has announced his picks today for a couple of key positions. his choice for the new c-i- a boss. and for the next secretary of defense. but it's the man he's chosen as defense secretary who's already causing controversy. the president announced that former republican senator chuck hagel is his choice as secretary of defense. >> in the senate,a former vietnam vet. he has co- chaired the president's intelligence advisory board. hagel is considered blunt - with independent views. to the dismay of fellow republicans, he opposed the troop surge in afghanistan and has called for deep cuts in defense spending. some argue his support for israel is inadequate. in 2008 - hagel broke ranks with other republicans to support obama. his path to nomination could be rocky. also monday the president nominated john brennan - his chief counter-terrorism adviser to be the new c-i-a boss. he's had an office in the the president. >> he is one of the hardest working civil servants i have me matt. >> his choice is also not without some controversy. b
and other gun owner groups. president obama wants biden to hear about the policy plans by the end of the month. >>> the obama administration says when american troops pull out of afghanistan at the end of the neck year, the u.s. could pull out all of them. white house officials say they are considering the so-called zero option which would bring home every u.s. soldier. this despite the pentagon's view that some troops need to stay to keep a lid on al qaeda. >>> 4:37 now. for the continental united states, 2012 was the hottest year on record. that's according to government scientists. average temperature was 55.3 degrees. that broke the old record set in 1998 by one degree. but if you wake up this morning, you would never know. 37 degrees out in the east bay. >> i know. it's chilly, lawrence. >> now we have a chance of some snow maybe down to 1500 feet by tomorrow morning. so yeah, we have some big chance coming our way. even a chance of rain developing outside today. here's the latest on our satellite image. you can see the cold front on fina
. president obama is expected to nominate his new treasury secretary today. jack lew with replace geithner. he is currently the chief of staff. he previously served as budget director and was an executive at citigroup. >>> a crazy new signature will be on our money if the president gets his way of this is how jack lew signs his name. the white house says he has no plans to improve his penmanship so start checking the ones. >>> vice president joe biden will meet today with the national rifle association and executives from walmart one of the nation's biggest gun retailers. cbs reporter susan mcginnis says, this is part of a series of meetings this week in an effort to change gun control laws. >> reporter: customers outside washington, d.c. say they are keeping a close eye on gun cell talks taking place inside the beltway. >> i don't think restricting, you know, people's right to -- second amendment rights would be a solution here. >> reporter: cbs news has learned the white house is looking at several new laws including reinstating the assault weapons b
half hour. the president and michelle obama held hands at the airfield and bid farewell to the well wishers and got on board air force one. they spent the last day at the hawaiian rental. they are scheduled to land at base and drews. and we will show you more later. >>> the search continues for a man who was last skydiving in washington state. crews have narrowed the search to a quarter mile area near the mountain east of seattle. kurt ruper was wearing a brown and green wing suit and that suit may be making it hard for the rescuers to spot him in the terrain. >>> crews were outlooking for the plane carrying italian fashion designer vittorio missoni. and he was traveling with his wife and two crew members. the plane vanished. the designer house was founded by his father. >>> this is a rape case involving two football players and a 16-year-old girl. >> more than a thousand protestors, some wearing masks demonstrated in front of the steubenville courthouse yesterday. this showed a video, they were joking about the rape last august. >> more people charged as accomplices. they are bette
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